PROGRAMS

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WINTER SHELTER

Saving lives in cold rainy weather

From Jan.-April* we provide temporary emergency shelter for up to 50 men and women, totaling over 250 individuals annually. Guests stay overnight, receive a hot dinner, breakfast, bag lunch and a shower. 

* In light of Covid, we are committed to staying open as long as the shelter in place orders stand.

HOPE PROGRAM

One Step at a Time

During Summer and Fall our HOPE Program serves up to 30 unhoused individuals, providing temporary interim shelter and a 1:1 mentor who helps support the guests' own life plan. Goals such as stable housing, financial stability, personal well-being, job searching and empowerment training are covered.

DAILY DROP-IN SHOWER PROGRAM

For guests and all unhoused

Showers are available for guests and for anyone who lives on the streets, in their cars, or those with housing but without showers.

 
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POSITIVE OUTCOMES

WINTER SHELTER

With 82% unsheltered in Santa Clara county (the highest in the nation) and with the annual death rate of the unhoused dramatically increasing each year, we

* are literally saving lives

* are in our 5th season and have served over 1000 unduplicated guests

* ensure that staff and guests work in collaboration with each other, rather than from a place of hierarchy 

HOPE PROGRAM

We are about to start our 4th season. The majority of our guests are able to

* find a higher paying job

* find housing

* receive better medical care

* reconnect with family 

* create a greater level of stability

Key to this is by matching a community partner to accompany the HOPE guest in their pursuits.

DAILY DROP-IN SHOWER PROGRAM

Grace Solutions provides showers to the unhoused on a drop in basis.


* This gives what most take for granted: basic hygiene, health and dignity

* We average 120 showers/week

 

TESTIMONIALS

What They’re Saying

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Dana

Dana, a guest in our winter shelter, was recently laid off from his job. He says he feels respected by everyone here, like he's part of a family. It is safe, clean and free from the typical drama in most shelters. He is grateful for having a place where his basic needs are being met and he can focus on getting work. 

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Jackie

Jackie, a volunteer, shared that the winter shelter program provides a safe space for many people who are grateful for the community. It provides more than just shelter from the weather - it supports a sense of connection and stability for many during these uncertain and challenging times.